November 23, 2009
Sociology professor Howard Sacks received an Indigenous Leadership Award from the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) for his work at Kenyon and in Knox County to develop a local food system. The award was presented by ODA Director Robert J. Boggs. Boggs specifically mentioned Kenyon's Food for Thought program, which in his words has made Kenyon a national leader in local food initiatives.
November 18, 2009
Paul C. Heintz, Class of 1962, has been selected to serve as a volunteer member of the American Cancer Society's Nationwide Gift Planning Advisory Council. Heintz, an attorney with Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell, and Hippel, will consult on planned giving and promotional strategies.
November 12, 2009
The Pentagon has provided $3.7 million for the independent production company Theater of War, founded by Bryan Doerries, Class of 1998, to visit 50 military sites and stage readings from two plays by Sophocles, Ajax and Philoctetes, for service members. Doerries uses productions of classic Greek tragedies to treat combat stress in soliders
November 11, 2009
The book Muslims in America: A Short History, written by Edward Curtis, Class of 1993, has been named one of the top 100 books for 2009 by Publishers Weekly. The book was chosen from more than 50,000 volumes. According to Publishers Weekly, this "accessible history by a scholar who is not among the usual academic talking-head experts on Islam brings breadth and nuance to an important subject."
November 6, 2009
Peirce Hall has been named a recipient of a 2009 Merit Award for Design Excellence by the New England Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. The two-year, $28 million renovation of Peirce by Gund Partnership of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was one of eleven building projects chosen for the honor from a field of 271 entries.
October 22, 2009
A project directed by State University of New York at Cortland political science professor Henry Steck, Class of 1957, has received an Atlantis Mobility Grant. The grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Education and by the European Union in Brussels. The grant provides for travel between the United States and European partners for undergraduate students studying in the areas of public administration and public policy.
October 14, 2009
Shawn Levy's book Paul Newman: A Life cites the work of Collegian reporter Dan Groberg, Class of 2011, twice. Groberg wrote a piece for the College newspaper about Newman's death in the fall of 2008.
October 7, 2009
Chris Brose, Class of 2002, has been named the national security advisor to Senator John McCain. Brose will also serve as a professional staff member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
September 30, 2009
Emily and David Heithaus, Class of 1999, each placed second in a Half Iron Man competition on Sunday, September 27, at Deer Creek State Park, south of Columbus. Emily is Kenyon's coordinator of lifetime fitness and recreation. David is the facility manager at the Brown Family Environmental Center.
September 23, 2009
Caitlin Richardson, Class of 2013, placed tenth out of 65 riders at the Kentucky National Horse Show. Richardson's appearance in Kentucky was part of a regional competition that qualified her to compete on a national level next month in Syracuse, New York.
September 18, 2009
Reid W. Click, Class of 1983, received a Fulbright Scholar grant for research and teaching in the Philippines. He will have an affiliation with the Asian Institute of Management in Manila and will be working on a project studying monetary integration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
September 14, 2009
A paper by economics professor Jay Corrigan was chosen as the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics' Outstanding Journal Article for 2008. Corrigan coauthored the paper with Matthew C. Rousu, an economist at Susquehanna University.
September 9, 2009
Andrew Kalnow, Class of 2003, has been accepted at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He began classes August 6. Kalnow expects to graduate in May 2013.
August 27, 2009
Allison Joseph, Class of 1988 and director of the master of fine arts creative writing program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, is the inaugural recipient of the Aquarius Press Legacy Award. As the first award recipient, Joseph receives a $500 cash award and an issue of Reverie: Midwest African American Literature dedicated to her work.
August 19, 2009
Virginia Theological Seminary announced the appointment of Chris Northrup, Class of 1985, as its new leadership and planned giving officer. Housed in the Office of Institutional Advancement, Northrup will be responsible for increasing participation in the seminary's planned giving legacy society and will help develop strategies for cultivating major gifts.
July 21, 2009
Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP has named attorney Kent Wellington, Class of 1988, chairman of the firm's Litigation Client Service Department. Wellington, who holds a J.D. from Ohio State University, has a practice in litigation, employment, health care, and media law.
July 16, 2009
Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, Class of 1992, appeared on Good Morning America in June to discuss her book In Her Own Sweet Time. The book confronts Lehmann-Haupt's experience of coming up against the approaching deadline for a regular or high-risk pregnancy due to her age and the field of fertility technology.
June 25, 2009
Tricia Mauro Warrick, Class of 1977, has been named President of the Association of Corporate Growth's Pittsburgh Chapter (ACG Pittsburgh). Warrick is Managing Director of Schneider Downs Corporate Finance, LP, an investment banking and strategic advisory firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
June 10, 2009
Professor of Religious Studies Miriam Dean-Otting, Class of 1974, received the Founders' Medallion from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). The degree was granted at HUC-JIR's Cincinnati graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 7.
June 1, 2009
Poet Saskia Hamilton, Class of 1989, has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is an English professor at Barnard College. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of stellar achievement and exceptional promise for continued accomplishment.
May 28, 2009
Sarah Wheat, Class of 1990, was recently honored at the Lilith Fund's Reproductive Equity Awards. The Lilith Fund provides financial assistance for low-income women who need help paying for abortions. Wheat, the vice president of community affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Texas Capital Region, was recognized for her uncompromising support of all women and their right to exercise reproductive choices.
May 19, 2009
Veteran labor attorney Richard J. Brean, Class of 1970, has been appointed general counsel for the United Steelworkers. Brean, previously senior associate general counsel, will be responsible for the legal affairs of the largest industrial union in North America.
May 13, 2009
Mine All Mine, a novel by Adam Davies '94, was named to the 2009 list of top ten crime novels by Booklist. According to Booklist, the novel is "remarkably imaginative" for its portrayal of a future where investigators are called "pulses" because they can sense what the bad guys are up to.
May 8, 2009
Allison Janney, Class of 1982, received a Tony nomination in the category of leading actress in a musical for her part in the Broadway production Nine to Five. Janney, a past Tony nominee and four-time Emmy winner for her role as C.J. Cregg in the West Wing, stars as Violet Newstead in Nine to Five.
May 6, 2009
Joellen Perry, Class of 1996, has been named a Knight-Bagehot Fellow by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Perry, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal since 2006, will receive full tuition and a living stipend of $50,000 to take graduate courses at Columbia.
May 4, 2009
Paper Towns, a novel by John Green, Class of 2000, has won the 2009 Edgar Award in the category of books for young adults. The Edgars are awarded by the Mystery Writers of America for distinguished work in the mystery genre.
May 1, 2009
Caitlin Horrocks, an assistant professor of writing at Grand Valley State University, is featured in the 2009 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, widely regarded as the most prestigious award for short fiction. Horrocks is a 2002 graduate of Kenyon.
April 29, 2009
Ann Davies, the Edwin F. Wilde Jr. Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at Beloit College, has been named vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college. Davies graduated from Kenyon in 1987.
April 23, 2009
Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Class of 1983, won the Earth Day Challenge Marathon held in Gambier with a time of 2:56:50, more than 18 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. Welsh-Huggins is a reporter for the Associated Press in Columbus, Ohio.
April 16, 2009
Lisa Betson Resnik, Class of 1989, is featured in artist Pat Gallagher's exhibit titled "The Ten Most Inspirational Women" at the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The exhibit includes drawings of women in Louisville who are the most inspirational to Gallagher and, in his view, the city. Resnik, who encouraged Gallagher as an artist, is the capital campaign manager at the Speed Art Museum in Louisville.
April 9, 2009
Mary B. Campbell, senior vice president for Bank of America, has been named assistant vice chancellor for real estate at Washington University in St. Louis. Campbell's appointment will be effective April 13. She is a 1981 graduate of Kenyon.
April 7, 2009
Lisa Hamer, Class of 2007, has accepted a summer position with the Keta Taylor Colby Death Penalty Project at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She will work for death row clients in New Orleans, Louisiana. The project was established in 2001 to involve law students in the interim reform, and ultimate abolition, of the death penalty.
April 2, 2009
Shaka Smart, Class of 1999, has been named head basketball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University. Smart is an assistant coach at the University of Florida.
March 30, 2009
Michael R. Halleran, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami, has been named the College of William & Mary's fifth provost. Halleran is a 1975 graduate of Kenyon.
March 23, 2009
A short film directed by Alex O'Flinn, Class of 2003, is competing in the American Film Institute Dallas International Film Festival. O'Flinn is in his final year of the master's degree program at the University of California Los Angeles film school. This is his second year competing in the Dallas festival.
March 17, 2009
Zack Rosen, Class of 2006, was featured in the March 16 Washington Post for his efforts to integrate the region's gay scene, which he says caters to crowds that are typically older, white, wealthier, and male. The Post reports he is working to create a more inclusive atmosphere for his peers, geared to different races and sexual orientations, including lesbian, transgender and bisexual people, as well as straight people. To learn more, visit www.thenewgay.net.
March 16, 2009
The Carnegie Science Center recently announced William Diehl, Class of 1966, as a winner of the 2009 Carnegie Science Awards' High School Educator Award. The award recognizes innovation in inspiring students to understand, appreciate, and apply science. Diehl teaches at Shady Side Academy high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
March 13, 2009
Jennifer A. Schwesig, Class of 1995, has been named leader of Armstrong Teasdale's International Practic Group. Schwesig is a partner with Armstrong Teasdale LLP, specializing in international corporate compliance and transactions. Members of the International Practice Group council U.S. and foreign companines all over the globe.
February 24, 2009
A book by Eric D. Lehman, Class of 1994, will be published in April. Bridgeport: Tales from the Park City includes many of Bridgeport's eccentric stories. The book's publisher, History Press, says the stories are "stranger than legends, tales of old fashioned American gumption and triumph over the odds." Lehman teaches writing and literature at the University of Bridgeport.
February 12, 2009
A children's book by Professor of Art Emeritus Joseph Slate was recently published by Putnam Publishing Group. The book, titled I Want to be Free, is the story of a runaway slave based on a sacred Buddhist tale. In a review for Booklist, Hazel Rochman wrote, "The refrain running through this powerful book is heartbreaking."
February 10, 2009
The American Interest magazine in Washington, D.C., published a piece by Stephanie Abbajay, Class of 1987, about her transition from political life in Washington to farm life in rural Illinois. Abbajay is a freelance writer specializing in articles, editorials, feature pieces, and book reviews, as well as copy for Web sites and speeches for private clients and companies.
February 9, 2009
Brad Foote, Class of 1975, received the American Psychological Association's Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents. Foote, an assistant clinical professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, was recognized for his teaching and mentoring research activities with resident physicians.
February 4, 2009
The Gambier Child Care Center has received a One-Star Step Up to Quality Award from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The center was praised for providing a "higher standard of care that exceeds Ohio's licensing standards." Step Up to Quality is a voluntary rating system awarding one, two, or three stars to provide a useful tool for parents in selecting a quality early childhood program.
January 13, 2009
Shayla Myers '02 has been named a fellow of the Skadden Fellowship Foundation. The foundation was established to provide funding for graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to under-represented groups. Myers will work to increase access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons who are homeless by providing direct representation and education to clients and by advocating for systemic changes in the provision of homeless services.
January 2, 2009
Brad Faus, Class of 1975, was awarded the Marie S. Tinker Chair for excellence in teaching by the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut. Faus has served as chair of the art department and director of the Tremaine Gallery. He is currently an instructor of art and design at Hotchkiss.